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  • Actors: Britton Caillouette and Nicholai Lidow
  • Directors: Britton Caillouette
  • Format: Full Screen, NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: VAS Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 17, 2008
  • Run Time: 48 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001GEFIGK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #478,914 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Leave it to the first-timer to start a revolution. Stanford students and freshman filmmakers Britton Caillouette and Nicholai Lidow team up for their new release, Sliding Liberia, a story about war, peace and surfing on the world s deadliest stretch of coastline. Combining an epic quest for perfect surf with documentary-style interviews of local Liberians (including the only Liberia surfer), the directors invent a completely new film genre one where surfing becomes a catalyst for social justice. As pro s Dan Malloy, Chris Del Moro, and Crystal Thornburg follow their friend Nicholai s lead through the war-torn country in search of what could be the best wave setup in Africa, they are forced to recognize the harsh realities of their surroundings. Shot in a hybrid of 16 mm, video, and archival footage, Sliding Liberia has won awards at several major film festivals, including the Grand Prize at the Alpinist Film Festival, the Emerging Filmmaker Award at X-Dance, and Best Surf Film at the Byron Bay Film Festival, and boasts media coverage in several major surf and non-surf publications worldwide. The last two [surf films} I saw were also...the most new-feeling surf movies in years: the Abberton brothers Bra Boys, and a rough cut of Nicholai Lidow and Britt Caillouette s Sliding Liberia. Both are fascinating for their sideways looks at the surf culture. Surfing performance isn t the issue, or even a secondary interest of these two; instead, they re trying to connect surfing with Real Life. That in itself in a form devoted mostly to fantasy is kinda revolutionary Nick Carroll Riders: Dan Malloy Chris Del Moro Crystal Thornburg Nicholai Lidow

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jschneid on February 28, 2009
Absolutely phenomenal film. I'm not a surfer or a world-traveler, but I was still thoroughly captivated. Beautiful cinematography, incredible story, amazing interviews, stellar soundtrack. What more do you want? Buy this movie with your money and watch it with your eyes!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joe on April 27, 2009
Great movie....I made all my friends watch it....I have been in an out of Liberia for a few years and always wanted to bring a board. There is now a great group of surfers led by Alfred.. ..The movie captures the story perfectly....Simply amazing people, with even better surf!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr.will on September 12, 2010
A fantastic movie with touching stories of real survivors in a battered and broken country. I do not surf, but love the ocean and admire those who have this athletic talent. It was a fantastic way to get to Liberia and visit and learn about a tragedy that largely goes unspoken. I have Liberian children and have visited once. This is a movie that needs to be seen. I purchased it thinking it would be a nice smarmy home video type production and was blown away by the incredible editing and visuals. The shots from the water are breathtaking and artistic. Fantastic sliding footage woven with a painful reality that needs to be publicized so people can step in and help. Buy it and watch it and then do something about it.
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